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after nearly being killed by the taliban. tonight she's walking and inspiring people around the world. >>> and what's wrong with this picture? what happened after the women of the hill posed for a photo and why it's getting so much attention tonight. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm lester holt in tonight for brian, who will be back monday. a lot of americans are spending this first week of the new year flat on their backs, taken down by the flu in numbers we typically wouldn't see until much later in the winter. and according to the centers for disease control, those numbers are rapidly climbing with a peak nowhere in sight. the government reports as of a week ago, flu cases were widespread in 41 states. that's 10 more states and a week earlier. what's more, this flu strain appears to be a particularly nasty one. it's even proven deadly in a handful of cases involving the young. nbc's chief science correspondent robert bazell starts us off tonight with more. >> have you ha
've found a cause. that's coming up. >>> shot by the taliban for standing up for women's rights. today a teenager from pakistan takes a major step in her recovery. >>> and the house taking action to help victim of superstorm sandy, but not everybody approved the aid. we'll break this all down with the vote. >>> and giving you a live look at the dry conditions that christina speaks of. the bay bridge toll plaza. where in the world is everybody? they're at home enjoying this friday morning. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are fantastic but add some sauce, pepperoni and cheese and fold up the crescent dough...and presto! tuesday night just became crescent pizza pocket-tastic pillsbury crescents. let the making begin here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >>> well, in case you just are joining us, we wanted to bring you the latest on breaking news that we're following out of tahoe. douglas county sheriff's depar
. >> the 15-year-old pakistani school girl and women's activist who was shot in the head by the taliban in october has been released from a uk hospital. she's expected to have more reconstructive surgery within the next month. rape and murder charges have been filed against five men accused of attacking a 23-year-old medical student in delhi, india last month. the brutal gang rape sparked protests by women and other who called for stronger punishments of rapists. >> immigration and customer enforcement officials announced they arrested 240 people in an international investigation of child porn graphy. 123 child victims ranging in age of 17 to less than a year old were identified. 110 of them were located in 19 u.s. states and the rest were in six other countries. >> this just into nbc. disturbing new video shows thousands of freshly cut shark fins laid out to dry in hong kong. the delicacy is banned in some countries. each year some 75 million sharks are killed only for their fins. >>> scientists say a rock found in the is a had a a desert is part of a martian meteorite. it contains abo
're expected to discuss peace talks with the taliban and future troop levels before karzai sits down with president obama on friday. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is not happy with the image of himself on the cover of "time" magazine. saying it made him look like a mob boss. that image aside, polls show christie's handling of super storm sandy has made him more popular with democrats than republicans. >>> next, to a disturbing story out of russia. what was supposed to be an enjoyable adventure took a tragic turn as a giant inflatable zorb ball with two men inside veered off course and rolled off a mountain cliff. one man was killed, and the other is in serious condition. >>> off the coast of australia, a man lost control of his boat, fell out and was swimming nearby while the boat was spinning in circles. a police boat was able to rescue the boater and he is reportedly doing well. >>> and a huge doomsday asteroid made a fly-by of the earth last night at a distance of 9 million miles. it's more than 1,000 feet wide. and could hit the earth in the 2036. i certainly hope not. >
is that, from our perspective, it is not possible to reconcile without the taliban renouncing terrorism, without without them recognizing the afghan constitution. and recognizing that if there are changes that they want to make, to how the afghan government operates, then there is an orderly constitutional process to do that. you can't resort to violence? the afghan constitution protect. the rights of the afghan women. and the united states strongly believes that afghanistan cannot succeed unless it gives opportunities to its women. we believe that about every country in the world. and so you know, we will continue to voice very strongly, support for the afghan constitution, protection of minorities, protection of women. we think that a failure to provide that protection, not only will make reconciliation impossible to achieve, but also, would make afghanistan's long-term development impossible to achieve. the single best indicator or one of the best indicators of a country's prosperity around the world is how does it treat its women. does educate that half of the population? does it gi
being shot by the taliban takes some remarkable steps today. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because everyone deserves a lifetime. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information and receive a free 3-day bracelet today. ♪ building up from deep inside it was 3 days of pure joy. susan g. komen's investments in early detection and treatment have helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> the buzz about the fiscal cliff is behind us. what's the next hot topic? the polarizing and bitter debate about assault weapons
our country. at the same time, we pushed the taliban out of their strongholds. today, most major cities and afghans are more security and insurgents have continued to lose territory. meanwhile, afghan forces continue to grow stronger. as planned, some 352,000 afghan soldiers and police are now in training or are on duty. most missions are already being led by afghan forces. and of all the men and women in uniform in afghanistan, the vast majority are afghans who are fighting and dying for their country everyday. we still face significant challenges, but because of this progress, our transition is on track. at the nato summit last year wing a e greed with the coalition forces that afghan forces will take the lead for security in mid-2013. president karzai and the team have been here for several days, and we have shared a vision of how to move ahead and consulted with our coalition partners, and we will continue to do so, and today, with we agreed as afghan forces take the lead, and as president karzai announces the final phase of the transition, coalition forces will move to a sup
monday. >>> good morning. breaking news. the 15-year-old pakistani girl shot in the head by the taliban nearly three months ago released from a british hospital we'll tell you why her recovery plenamente recuperada en un >>> as vice president joe biden welcomes new lawmakers and their families to washington, like only he can. >> come on, mom. take a chance. >> you are beautiful. >>> before she was princess, a never-before-seen photo of diana emerges and take a look at what's written on it "not to be published." why it's finally coming to light "today," friday, january 4th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller center. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm erica hill in for savannah this morning. there is good news for secretary of state hillary clinton. she plans to return to her office next week after she was, of course, hospitalized for a blood clot in her head. # >> that is good news. she's not going to be doing a lot of traveling, though, because the doctors
in afghanistan. in september his base was attacked by the taliban. it's his second tour of duty. >> if you are a parent or, you know, relation and the person is away like that in these incredibly dangerous and challenging things, i know you worry all the time. certainly every night, i worry. but, you know, he loves doing what he's doing. he's brilliant at it. keep his head down and protecting our troops on the ground. i constantly meet the families of those who have lost their sons or husbands or brothers or sisters. i have some understanding, at least, of what they go through. >> reporter: prince william has also been back at works a rescue helicopter pilot. even on new year's eve and new year's day, risking his own life to save other people. matt? >> all right. mi michelle kosinski at buckingham palace today. michelle, thank you. >>> by the way, we're learning mo r about that never-before-seen photo of diana on friday. >> this was taken before her marriage to prince charles and was marked "not to be published." a lot of people wondered about the man in the picture. adam russell. they wer
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